With so many people working from home, constantly on their laptops, and even needing a computer to do tasks at school, there's no shortage of screen time that we get each and every single day. Throw in tablets, and phone screens, and this makes the perfect recipe for someone to suffer from computer vision syndrome (CVS). This is a type of vision disorder that is temporary but causes significant visual symptoms that can be a distressing impact on our eyesight.
At DeNovo Eye, we are here to help you get eye care for computer vision syndrome. If you're looking for an "optometrist near me" to help you find relief, visit us and see our therapeutic and optometric glaucoma specialists in McKinney, TX! Our eye doctors and optometry staff are here to provide you with the right advice and care so you can live free of computer vision syndrome with a comprehensive eye exam and the right lens technology.
What Is Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)?
Computer vision syndrome is a type of temporary eye disorder that is caused by excessive use of a computers or other type of digital devices and screens. This includes television, laptops, and even phone screens. When someone suffers from computer vision syndrome, this is most likely because the person is not taking breaks while looking at their computer screen, and the person might also be failing to blink while looking at their screen.
Computer vision syndrome can cause a wide range of symptoms including:
- Blurry vision
- Inability to focus
- Dry eyes
- Eye pain, strain, and fatigue
- Neck pain
How Does an Eye Doctor Treat Computer Vision Syndrome?
The symptoms of computer vision syndrome can mimic other eye disorders, such as astigmatism, nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia). Therefore, an eye doctor may conduct an eye exam to identify the exact origin of your symptoms and determine if computer vision syndrome is the underlying problem.
Most common recommendations to reduce computer vision syndrome include limiting screen time, taking frequent breaks, and lifestyle modifications such as improving overall posture or incorporate blinking exercises throughout the day.
However, one of our therapeutic optometrists might also prescribe eye drops for dry eyes or blue light glasses to help filter out harmful blue light emitted from your computer screen.
Get a Comprehensive Eye Exam from one of our Eye Doctors at DeNovo Eye
At DeNovo Eye, we are here to help our patients achieve the best eyesight and provide eye care services, including an comprehensive eye exams, dry eye treatments, myopia control, custom specialty contact lenses, and lens technologies including blue light protection, to help them maintain their vision! Call us at (469) 317-2020 to schedule an appointment with an optometrist in McKinney, TX, and get started seeing clearly.